Our beloved, Shannon Benson, was tragically murdered Friday evening, March 20th at her home. 

She was born September 3, 1968 in Walnut Ridge and lived most of her life in this area. She had retired from a nursing career in past few years due to physical disabilities. 

She is survived by a son, Drake O’Connor and family from Minturn and daughter, Emily O’Connor of Hoxie. She was “MeMe” to Hayden, Rylan, Carter, Gunner, Zeppelin, Max, and Rylee. 

Shannon leaves behind her parents Esther Montgomery and Jr. Householder of Walnut Ridge, brothers, Chad (Elizabeth) Montgomery of Walnut Ridge, and Richie (Tammy) Montgomery of Hoxie. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends will forever miss her wonderful spirit! 

Also surviving is her father, Kenneth Montgomery and sister, Kristalee of Alicia area. 

She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Slyvia and Marvin Hurst and paternal grandparents, Carolita and Harvy Montgomery. 

Private visitation for family then followed by cremation and burial will be at the Calvin Crossing Cemetery near Alicia. 

Memorials and Donations can be made to the Women’s Crisis Center of Jonesboro or any other Domestic Violence Group in Shannon’s Memory.